Applying to AFI DWW
Are you interested in applying to the AFI Directing Workshop for Women Program?
We are frequently asked to discuss the application process and our experience as participants in AFI's Directing Workshop for women so we have decided to put together a film powered class!
Participants Rachel Goldberg (2010-2011) and Alexis O. Korycinski (2014-2015) will share their insights on the AFI Directing Workshop for Women Program. They will talk about the application requirements from the narrative statements, screenplay, resume, bio to the interview process. Also, they will have a candid conversation about the program and what they took away from it.
It will be a 2 hour class so come with your questions ready.
What is the AFI Directing Workshop for Women?
The AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) is a hands-on training program committed to increasing the number of women working professionally in screen directing.
DWW offers participants intensive training in narrative filmmaking in an innovative workshop. Each participant is required to complete a short film or series by the end of the program. DWW is open to women with three years or more of professional experience in the arts. The program is tuition-free though participants are responsible for raising the funds for their projects.
For more information: http://www.afi.com/dww/app.aspx
Rachel Goldberg Bio:
Rachel Goldberg is an award-winning filmmaker who is a current participant in the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program. Her most recent film, MUTED, sold to HBO. As a proud participant in AFI's Directing Workshop for Women, she directed and co-wrote the short film, NEIGHBORS, which won numerous awards and screened around the world. This short film was developed into the feature screenplay, TRANSFORMATION AWAITS which was selected for the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, was a quarterfinalist in the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship (placing it in the top 5% of over 7500 scripts) and won a Grand Prize in Screenwriting from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. TRANSFORMATION AWAITS was also selected for the Sundance Women's Financing Initiative, and sold to Triangle Road Entertainment with Rachel attached to direct. As a participant in Film Independent's Project: Involve, Rachel wrote and directed ROSITA LOPEZ FOR PRESIDENT. She is a board member of the Alliance of Women Directors.
Alexis O. Korycinski Bio:
Alexis is an alum of the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. Her award winning short film “The Haircut,” stars Bailey Noble (True Blood) and Molly Quinn (Castle), which premiered at AFI FEST. The film has been selected for it's 35th film festival and has garnered awards at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Burbank International Film Festival and Catalina Film Festival. Alexis received The Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation Grant, Creative District Grant, Impact First Films Grant and the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant for “The Haircut.”Alexis has directed narrative and documentary films and has written a guest post for Indiewire: “Here’s Why Female-Driven Films Are Important Right Now.” For more information on Alexis, please visit: www.aokmakesmovies.com.